Roger Federer says he is ‘feeling strong’ after latest knee surgery
Roger Federer said he would be sidelined for many months after he required a third procedure on his right knee in 18 months. Federer last played at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer says he is feeling strong and excited for the future. The 20-time Grand Slam champion is recovering from his latest knee surgery.
Roger Federer said in August that he would be sidelined for many months as he required a procedure on his right knee in order to give him hope that he can return to the competition. It was his third procedure in 18 months.
Federer had two knee procedures in 2020 which resulted in more than a year of rehabilitation. He returned to the competition in March. However, he suffered another setback during his run to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in July.
“I’m feeling actually really good … things are not as I hoped they would be, but I’m recovering well and the rehab is going really good,”
Federer told Eurosport.
“I’ve had no setbacks. I’m feeling strong and excited for what’s to come. I wish I could be back on a tennis court as quickly as possible, but I have to be patient. It’s a slow period right now. And I got to take it to step by step. And so far so good. I’m very happy.”
Roger Federer on Calendar Slam
Federer is still optimistic of a Calendar Slam since Djokovic fell at the final hurdle in New York earlier this month. Roger missed the US Open due to his injury.
World No 1 Djokovic was bidding to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four Grand Slams in the same year. Furthermore, he would have surpassed Rafael Nadal and Federer with a record 21st major Grand Slam had he won the US Open but lost in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev.
“I think it is possible that it’s going to happen again,”
“We saw it with Novak, myself, and Rafa that we come extremely close. But I think you need a bit of luck. You need perseverance, strength … that’s why I think it’s going to be hard. But it’s possible. And I have to ask also what Laver thought because he was sitting in the first row watching Novak play. But what Novak did this year was, of course, truly exceptional.”